Here’s your 90’s Video of the Day: Radiohead - Karma Police

Because we love ‘em all. Here’s your 90’s Video of the Day:

Radiohead - Karma Police

As Radiohead’s popularity grew in the 90’s, the band had a bit of a catch phrase among themselves, reminding always, to mind their own behavior. As Johnny Greenwood would tell Melody Maker, “…whenever someone was behaving in a particular s---ty way, we’d say, ‘The karma police will catch up with him sooner or later’.” Ed O’ Brien suggested it as a title and singer Thom Yorke used it to imagine an Orwellian future where everyone rats each other out for innocuous slights. Oh man, he's a time traveler isn't he?

The band used a director they’d had great success with during The Bends, Jonathan Glazer, who also had done the video for “Street Spirits (Fade Out).” Interestingly enough, Jonathan was supposed to use this concept of the car chasing a man down an eerie stretch of road for Marilyn Manson’s “Long Hard Road Out of Hell,” but Manson turned it down. Radiohead loved the revived idea and with the delicious twist at the end, Glazer won “Director of the Year,” at the MTV VMA’s that year.

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